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National Pubwatch Newsletter - December 2013
We continue this new format and hope you find its contents useful.

NATIONAL PUBWATCH CONFERENCE 2014 - UPDATE
 
Our next Conference, to be held on Tuesday 18th February 2014 at The Palace Hotel, Manchester, is entitled ‘Protect and Promote your Pubwatch through Partnership Working’ and will concentrate on two main themes:–
 
  • how to run a successful Pubwatch, including how to protect your Pubwatch from legal challenges and other threats and
  • how engaging in partnership working helps promote your business as part of a safe and vibrant late night economy
     
    A series of workshops will explore these themes and provide a forum for discussion and debate.
     
    To see the draft conference programme, location details and to register visit
FYLDE DRINKING BANNING ORDER
 
A 25-year-old man has been given the Fylde coast’s first ever Drinking Banning Order, along with a custodial sentence, following two assaults at a Lytham-St Anne’s nightclub in September...(read more here)

CHAIRMAN’S BBPA BLOG
 
NPW Chair Steve Baker writes a personal message to the pub and hospitality trade in a BBPA blog titled ‘On the House’. In which he highlights that benefits of Pubwatch membership and the positive impact it can have on partnership working and community safety. He urges the trade to get behind NPW and support its work through corporate sponsorship...(read more here)

LICENSED TRADE CHARITY – SUPPORT AND CARE
 
Pubs and Breweries have been at the hub of British communities for centuries. Throughout this time, the Licensed Trade Charity has played an important role looking after those working in the industry, and will continue to do so as long as needed. Being a victim of crime can have serious repercussions on one’s health and wellbeing, and it can take time to get back on with life. The Licensed Trade Charity Support and Care helpline is free, and our friendly advisers are trained to work through the issues to achieve the best possible outcome for all concerned. If you, or someone you know who needs help, call us free on 0808 801 0550, lines are open 8am-8pm, 7 days a week...(read more about this service here) 
 
NATIONAL PUBWATCH REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE –
MATT RONAN
 
In previous months we have brought you news about the work of several of our volunteer regional Representatives who provide an important link between NPW and local schemes. This month we would like to tell you about Matt Ronan who is our Regional Representative for Scotland...(read more here)
 
SOBERING UP – DEMOS REPORT
The successful partnership role played by Pubwatch in tackling problems associated with binge drinking is highlighted in a report issued by Demos, which describes itself as Britain’s leading cross-party think-tank. The report which has the strap-line ‘Sobering Up’ states that local partnerships are fundamental in tackling Britain’s drinking culture...(read more here)
 
WHERE’S YOUR PHONE?
 
City of London Police issue a timely reminder that thieves do not take a break during the Christmas festivities. The attached leaflet raises awareness of the risk of having your mobile stolen as they are dealing with many reports of phone theft. Many of the thefts are taking place during the day in shops and cafes but at night the problem moves to bars and nightclubs...(read more here)
 
LATE OPENING AGREEMENT IN ST HELENS
 
BARS and clubs in St Helens will trial a 2am closure throughout January.  Following consultation between Pubwatch members and the police it was decided to introduce the trial period to encourage a vibrant night time economy while also reducing disorder...(read more here)
 
CRACKDOWN ON VIOLENT OFFENDERS IN SUTTON
 
Sutton Pubwatch, based in the town centre, will be working with the police in a crack down on local violent criminals in a bid to cut Christmas assaults.  The campaign will run until the start of January and will also aim to help people who are the victims of domestic abuse...(read more here)

CHESTER PUBWATCH INTODUCES MINIMUM ALCOHOL PRICING

Chester Pubwatch has introduced a minimum alcohol price condition for all its members, ruling that any licensed premises that charges less than £1.50 for an alcoholic drink will lose its accreditation...(read more here)

Editor’s Note: Readers of our newsletter will be aware that we have previously provided advice from the BBPA on the subject of minimum pricing policies...(read more here)

CARLUKE PUBWATCH RELAUNCHED
 
CARLUKE pub-goers in Clydesdale, Scotland can raise their glasses to the relaunch of an initiative aimed at making the town’s major social haunts safe places to visit...(read more here)

‘THE GLASS CAR’ - NEW INITIATIVE ON RESPONSIBLE DRINKING
 
Inspired by the fragility of glass, the 90-second film imagines a Formula One car made entirely out of JOHNNIE WALKER whisky glasses. Beautiful and strong, yet easily shattered, the glass car symbolises the importance of always making the right choice and staying in control.  The launch of The Glass Car is timed around the build-up to the festive season, a perfect time to drive home the responsible drinking message, particularly in relation to drink driving...(read more here)

 SAFER TRAVEL AT NIGHT - TRANSPORT FOR LONDON
 
Transport for London run a Safer Travel at Night programme to raise awareness of the dangers of using un-booked minicabs in London.  Every week, at least one woman reports a sexual assault in an un-booked minicab in London...(read more here)

TOOLS AND RESOURCES
 
New Pubwatch Posters – view the range and download from here
Regional Map – check out your local representative here
Scheme Locator – make sure your Pubwatch is on the map – free registration here
New ‘Information Wanted’ Service – check the latest details here
Ask Dadds LLP – raise your questions here

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